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IRIX 6.2 install on Indy R5000SC problem
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maximuslivius
2008-01-12 15:04:43 UTC
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Hi all,

I am experiencing a nightmare with my Indy R5000 150MHz machine 256MB
RAM
trying to install IRIX 6.2, new set of CDs .

SCSI DISK ID#1 (root disk)
CDROM ID#5
hinv
System: IP22
Processor: 150 Mhz R5000, with FPU
Primary I-cache size: 32 Kbytes
Primary D-cache size: 32 Kbytes
Secondary cache size: 512 Kbytes
Memory size: 256 Mbytes
Graphics: Indy 24-bit
SCSI Disk: scsi(0)disk(1)
SCSI Tape: scsi(0)tape(4)
SCSI CDROM: scsi(0)cdrom(5)
Audio: Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 4.1.0

Here is the error message:

System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Option? 2

Installing System Software...

Press <Esc> to return to the menu.

1) Remote Tape 2) Remote Directory 3)[Local CD-ROM] 4) Local Tape
*a) Local SCSI CD-ROM drive 5

Enter 1-4 to select source type, a to select the source, <esc> to
quit,
or <enter> to start:

Insert the installation CD-ROM, then press <enter>:

Copying installation program to disk.
......... 10% ......... 20% ......... 30% ......... 40% ......... 50%
......... 60% ......... 70% ......... 80% ......... 90% ......... 100%

Copy complete
IRIX Release 6.2 IP22 Version 06101030 System V
Copyright 1987-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

xpi0: missing from slot 1
xpi0: missing from slot 0
gtr0: missing
gtr0: missing
root on dev 128,17; boot swap file on /dev/swap swplo 56000
PANIC: KERNEL FAULT
PC: 0x880c4314 ep: 0xffffc940
EXC code:16, `Read Address Error '
Bad addr: 0xffff8861, cause: 0x10<CE=0,EXC=RADE>
sr: 0xe003<IM8,IM7,IM6,IPL=5,MODE=KERNEL,EXL,IE>

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks
Luiz Regis
Walter Roberson
2008-01-12 17:03:15 UTC
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Post by maximuslivius
I am experiencing a nightmare with my Indy R5000 150MHz machine 256MB
RAM
trying to install IRIX 6.2, new set of CDs .
The original IRIX 6.2 did not install on the R5000. There were
updates to IRIX 6.2 that should work.
josehill
2008-01-13 09:54:18 UTC
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Hi Walter,

Are you sure that you aren't thinking of IRIX 5.3? IRIX 5.3 had a
bunch of different versions, two of which were specific to the R5K
Indy (IRIX 5.3 for Indy including R5000, and IRIX 5.3 XFS for Indy
including R5000).

IIRC, the original IRIX 6.2 (March 1996) supported the Indy R5k out of
the box, so maximuslivius would seem to have a different issue.

Aside from Trusted IRIX, the only other edition of 6.2 was the June
version made for "Indigo 2 Impact R10000." (Note: the Impact R10k
edition did install correctly on Indys, too, but SGI didn't support
that approach.)

Best regards,
JH
Post by Walter Roberson
The original IRIX 6.2 did not install on the R5000. There were
updates to IRIX 6.2 that should work.
Emmanuel Florac
2008-01-12 20:32:47 UTC
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I am experiencing a nightmare with my Indy R5000 150MHz machine 256MB RAM
trying to install IRIX 6.2, new set of CDs .
BTW, this system would work just fine with IRIX 6.5.
--
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin.
maximuslivius
2008-01-13 04:50:18 UTC
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Ok, I am trying 6.5.22 first CD. It says: Installation Tools and
Overlays 1 / 3.
Still no go:

System Maintenance Menu

1) Start System
2) Install System Software
3) Run Diagnostics
4) Recover System
5) Enter Command Monitor

Option? 2
Installing System Software...

Press <Esc> to return to the menu.

1) Remote Tape 2) Remote Directory 3)[Local CD-ROM] 4) Local Tape
*a) Local SCSI CD-ROM drive 5

Enter 1-4 to select source type, a to select the source, <esc> to
quit,
or <enter> to start:


Insert the installation CD-ROM, then press <enter>:

Installation tools not found

Unable to continue; press <enter> to return to the menu:

What am I doing wrong ?

Thanks
Luiz Regis
Post by Emmanuel Florac
I am experiencing a nightmare with my Indy R5000 150MHz machine 256MB RAM
trying to install IRIX 6.2, new set of CDs .
BTW, this system would work just fine with IRIX 6.5.
--
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin.
josehill
2008-01-13 10:09:01 UTC
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Are you using an official SGI Installation Tools disk, or is it one
that was burned from the downloadable tar files at SGI? If the latter,
it won't have the necessary boot files.

For more info, see
http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13718&view=next
http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=885

Also take a look at http://www.futuretech.blinkenlights.nl/6.5inst.html
, which seems to be considered the definitive guide to installing 6.5
by the hobbyist community. (There is also a 6.2 installation guide at
the same site.)

-jh
Post by maximuslivius
Ok, I am trying 6.5.22 first CD. It says: Installation Tools and
Overlays 1 / 3.
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Post by maximuslivius
Installation tools not found
What am I doing wrong ?
Thanks
Luiz Regis
Toni Grass
2008-01-13 12:45:26 UTC
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maximuslivius wrote:

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Post by maximuslivius
Installation tools not found
What am I doing wrong ?
Probably stupid questions but are you sure the hard disk and its
partitions are OK? SCSI bus termination OK?

Toni
maximuslivius
2008-01-14 04:33:57 UTC
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It turns out to be the first CD the culprit. Wrong burning, Overlays 1
of 3 CD
is the same as the 3 of 3 CD.

As per the SCSI bus, it is terminated indeed.

I will give it a retry as soon as I get the correct 6.5.22 1 of 3 CD.

thanks
Luiz Regis
Post by Toni Grass
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Post by maximuslivius
Installation tools not found
What am I doing wrong ?
Probably stupid questions but are you sure the hard disk and its
partitions are OK? SCSI bus termination OK?
Toni
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